It was on a spirit of excellence that in 1840 William Rhodes founded his business in the heart of Yorkshire, which was soon to become one of the most respected names in bed manufacturing.
This was the very beginning of Somnus, a company which built rapidly an enviable reputation for the manufacture of luxury beds through innovation and quality.
The philoshophy continues today with the introduction of the unique Sensa iP intelligent pocket spring system and probably a ‘world first’ with an exclusive model containing over 19,000 springs. Somnus is also, committed to production processes with a reduced carbon footprint, by developing sustainable resources ensuring each hand made bed will provide comfort and integrity - for the rest of your life.
Sensa iP Intelligent Pocket springs
This multi-tiered spring system, we believe is the most advanced in the world allowing significantly more springs to be built into every bed in the Somnus Collections.
The superior system dissipates the sleeper’s weight across a greater number of independent Sensa iP Intelligent Pocket springs.
Each mattress features ‘less turn’ technology and may be specified in either regular or firmer support - comfort just right for you.
Somnus was founded on a history of excellence and quality with a proud tradition of developing exceptional craftsmanship skills, essential requirements in the hand crafting of each Somnus bed.
Hand sewing and side stitching, are traditional methods to positively connect the border to the Sensa iP Intelligent Pocket springs to create a mattress with total integrity and provide the most durable edge to edge support possible.
For the natural fillings hand teasing is acknowledged as, by far the best method of blending the fibres to create unique blends which will retain their breathable qualities and freshness, for a healthy sleeping environment.
100% Natural fillings
Only the best quality luxuriously pure, natural upholstery fillings are selected by Somnus for superior levels of comfort, breathability and support.
Yorkshire Dales eco wool which is naturally resilient, has been developed on the Somnus Farm, establishing the policy of using only the best materials sourced locally wherever possible.
Hand teased horsehair is selected for its inherent breathability and temperature control with 100% pure Hemptex produced on the Somnus farm together with Egyptian cotton, cashmere, mohair and silk.
Together these provide in each Somnus mattress, the right blend of super soft resilience and reassuring warmth for unsurpassed luxury and comfort.
The Somnus farm
Somnus understand that care of the environment is vital for all our futures and therefore at every stage of land use, production and manufacturing, processes are considered with responsibility.
Committed to a reduced carbon footprint, Somnus grow their own resources locally wherever possible, effectively reducing unnecessary transport miles and therefore creating less impact on the environment.
The Somnus Farm, ideally situated in Yorkshires beautiful Wharfe valley is central to future plans and provides the right opportunity to bring the Somnus vision to grow and develop a diverse variety of traditional fibres for fillings which are sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable, into reality.